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Why Bluetooth stalls in cars

Kelvyn Taylor describes problems linking an I-Mate Jam smartphone to the Bluetooth facilities in a Seat Altea car (Bluetooth drives into trouble, 18 July).
The problem is that the I-Mate’s manufacturer, HTC – which also makes O2’s XDA and similar handsets for other networks – has only enabled its Bluetooth software to work with a headset. It will never work with any car kit.
Once the IMate has paired with a headset it should stop looking for other Bluetooth devices, so its ongoing attempts to link to the Altea suggest it is faulty.
Roger Adey, Crown Mobile Communications

July 25, 2005 in Communications | Permalink

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